I guess I’ll die tryin’

It’s just absurd to think that someone is making a “fiddy cent” movie…ok maybe not absurd when you think that whoever is involved in making this movie is probably going to either Get Rich or Die Tryin’…I’d guess it’s a shoe-in for the rich part. Am I the only one who is tired of this bullshit? I guess not, look, I’m actually writing about it. Ugh.

Despite how talentless I think 50’s music is, I think it’s the title of this movie that gets under my skin the most over the rest of these over-glorified rags-to-riches-to-richer-to-even-more-rich stories. A poor boy, turned successful drug dealer, turned sucessful “rapper” (dare someone use the word artist), with the opening title summing up the whole point of of why you are dishing out a ten spot for a dime bag’s worth of entertainment…to help the rich get richer. I have a feeling this one is going to be cut with a lot of corn starch.

Moral: learn to hustle your way around the drug world, then apply what you have, and have learned, to the entertainment world.

Reminder: MC Hammer.

7 Comments so far

  1. KR (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2005 @ 9:54 pm

    Welcome to America my friend. There’s truly one born every minute. The dumb are getting dumber.

  2. arlyn (unregistered) on November 8th, 2005 @ 6:35 am

    You know that M.C. Hammer was nothing like 50. He was not a drug dealer. He had no movie. And he never was gangsta rap. What did you have to say about Eminem’s movie?

  3. Carla (unregistered) on November 8th, 2005 @ 1:54 pm

    I’m not a 50 Cent fan nor will I be paying to see his movie, but I can relate to what Arlyn posted. Comparing 50 Cent to MC Hammer is like comparing a prune to a strawberry.

  4. mark searcy (unregistered) on November 8th, 2005 @ 2:19 pm

    Ok…the MC Hammer comment was used as a reminder to another hip-pop star that was on top of the world during the height of his fad. Maybe I should have went into a little more detail of why I made this connection. No he wasn’t a drug dealer, or even a “gangsta’ rapper” BUT he was all over the media…and even had his own cartoon series, his own clothing line, and eventually he did have a movie made about is life in 2001.(http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=270579)

    The point being, I refrenced Hammer as a mega star which eventually lost the media attention after the fad surrounding his fame died, and he didn’t come back into the media until he filed for bankruptcy…and was on the Surreal Life.

  5. Brian (unregistered) on November 8th, 2005 @ 2:37 pm

    The bottom line is that Hammer was once too legit to quit…and look where that shit landed him, in the poor house. Why? Because he went from rags to riches, bought into his own hype and wasted his fortune. It is clear that Curtis has bought into his own hype. When you make a movie to bolster your legacy as a thug who went from the bottom to the top, beating asses or whatever, you are so far from the center. If you really want to draw a comparison, how about Iron Mike Tyson and 50. Both got rich coming’ out of thug life…and both bought the exact same big mansion…literarly, 50 is chillin’ in Mike’s old crib. It is a matter of time before the tank is empty. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ had a few moments, but now this guy is totally useless.

  6. MarkSearcy (unregistered) on November 8th, 2005 @ 2:38 pm

    To answer the question on what I’d have to say on Eminem’s movie…I’d have to say that, despite the fact that I do not listen to Eminem’s music, I still feel that he has an undeniable skill with words. I did see 8 Mile, and I’d have to say the ending battle was the one thing worth watching in the whole movie. “In da’ club” and “at the candyshop” just don’t have the same lyrical presence as any of Em’s songs.

    It’s funny hearing myself say all this. I’m not a fan of either musician, but I am a fan of music.

  7. Mc Hammy (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 5:07 am

    Mc Hammer, was the youngest manager of a Major League Baseball team, before he got into Rap.

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